A part of every Department of Energy program is performed in Oak Ridge. Basic science programs, science education, applied research and development in energy and materials, national security programs, and environmental management are the cornerstones of the Department of Energy’s multifaceted program in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Since the Manhattan Project days of World War II, Oak Ridge has developed the reputation as the go-to place for innovation, collaborative projects with private industry and universities, and results that promote the national interest. Since the 1940s, the region and the state as a whole has created a robust infrastructure that positions Oak Ridge to be a world leader in neutron science, computing, energy and environment, and national security programs.
On these pages, the story of DOE’s Oak Ridge missions–past, present and our view of the future–will be told. Keep looking here as we add new parts of the story over time.